6: Art Start
The weekend begins with the opening of
"New Works" at the Workhouse, featuring art
created by the center's own instructors, students and staff.
(An opening reception featuring live music will be held
from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7.) 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For information call
Jan. 7: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Spring will be here before you know it. Get ready with
help from Elin Haaga and Betsy Washington, George Washington
Landscape Design instructors, presenting two lectures on
Garden Design: "What Kind of Garden Do You
Want?" and "Garden Bones." In this double
session, look at and discuss different garden styles and
learn how to create the structure of the garden: paths,
patios, pergolas and more. 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Green Spring Gardens. $35/person.
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Comedians: Enjoy gravity-defying entertainment as the
Airborne Comedians juggle electric guitars, lawn chairs and
other seemingly non-juggleables. This pair is a sure bet to
make you laugh. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden
Theatre. $20 ($15/McLean Community Center Tax District
residents.) For information call 703-790-0123.
Woodpecker Watch: As they drum
and drill on trees, woodpeckers are ridding our yards and
woodlands of ants, wasps and grubs. Watch a variety of
woodpeckers on the suet feeders at Huntley
Meadows. Learn how to attract them to your yard and,
hopefully, glimpse a flicker on its mission to eat 1,000
insects in a day! 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Huntley Meadows
Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Volunteer Work Day: Spend a morning with Potomac
Overlook staff and volunteers helping with indoor and
outdoor projects. Reservations not required. 10 a.m. to noon.
Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Free. For information
Sunday, Jan. 8:
Break the Ice
Before there were refrigerators there was ice! Learn how ice
was harvested and stored on Walney Farm in
Ice Making in 19th Century Fairfax. Plus make and
eat ice cream! Ages 2 and above. 1 to 2 p.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $6/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Also on Sunday:
Recital: Now in its 37th season, this series
features professional musicians who have won international
recognition for their artistry. The new season also includes
four Young Soloists Recitals that will showcase the talents
of local school-age musicians. This week enjoy music
for piano, flute and violin from some of the area's gifted
young artists. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden
Theatre. Free. For information call
Information was correct at time of publication.
Please contact individual event sites to confirm
programs are being held as scheduled.
The Fairfax County Weekender highlights a selection of
county events taking place each weekend. Many more events
and activities can be found at the Parks and Library
pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website.
Additionally, the towns of Herndon and Vienna as well as the
city of Falls
Church offer many arts, entertainment and
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.